Happy Monday and welcome to today’s edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” Trucker Tools’ three-times-a-week free freight forecast for owner operators and carriers. In each edition of “Where’s the Freight?,” you’ll discover where demand and rates are likely to be high and low in the next five to seven days.

In the coming week, you can expect high demand for power only capacity in key markets in the U.S. Southeast and Midwest. This week, demand for reefer capacity will remain strong in Tucson, Ariz., while reefer demand is projected to rise for Dodge City, Kan., Ithaca, N.Y., and Texarkana, Texas. If you’re running flatbed, you’ll want to make Rapid City, S.D. a priority this week, as it’s projected to be the highest demand/rate flatbed market in North America. You also can expect flatbed demand to increase this week for Fort Smith, Ark. You may want to avoid dry van loads to/from Winnipeg, Manitoba, since dry van demand and rates are expected to remain extremely low in the region over the next five to seven days.

Read on to find out where demand and rates will be highest, lowest, increasing and decreasing this week in this Monday edition of Trucker Tools’ “Where’s the Freight?”

Highest Demand, Highest Rate Markets

  • Rapid City, S.D., is projected to be the highest demand/rate flatbed market in North America this week. Flatbed demand is likely to rise in the coming week for Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Demand for reefer capacity to/from Tucson, Ariz., is expected to be high this week. You also can expect reefer demand to increase in the coming week for Dodge City, Kan., Ithaca, N.Y., Vancouver, British Columbia, and Texarkana, Texas.
  • Jackson, Miss., Nashville, Tenn., and Toledo, Ohio, will be the highest demand/highest rate power only markets in North America over the next five to seven days.

Lowest Demand, Lowest Rate Markets

  • If you run flatbed, you may want to avoid loads inbound to and outbound from Yakima, Wash., this week, since it’s projected to be the lowest demand flatbed market in North America in the coming week.
  • Demand and rates for reefer capacity are expected to be extremely low this week for Hartford, Conn., and Wheeling, W.Va. Reefer demand to/from Medford, Ore., will decline in the coming week.
  • Syracuse, N.Y., is projected to be the lowest demand/lowest rate power only market this week.
  • Demand for dry van capacity to/from Winnipeg, Manitoba, will be extremely low over the next five to seven day period.

Trucker Tools’ Market Insights

  • The latest data from Trucker Tools’ platforms indicates that these will be the five most profitable markets for truckers and carriers in the coming week: 1. Jackson, Miss. (power only), 2. Tucson, Ariz. (reefer), 3. Nashville, Tenn. (power only), 4. Rapid City, S.D. (flatbed), and 5. Toledo, Ohio (power only).
  • The five least profitable markets for truckers and carriers will be: 1. Syracuse, N.Y. (power only), 2. Hartford, Conn. (reefer), 3. Wheeling, W.Va. (reefer), 4. Winnipeg, Manitoba (dry van), and 5. Yakima, Wash. (flatbed).
  • Demand for power only capacity inbound to and outbound from Jackson, Miss., is projected to be four times higher this week than it was during the same week last year.
  • The latest Daily Market Update from FreightWaves shows that national outbound tender rejections and volumes both are up.
  • Manufacturing, construction, distribution and trade are the top industries in Jackson, Miss., which claims the top spot in our Top Five Hottest Markets list today.
  • The most recent Fruit and Vegetable Truck Report from the U.S.D.A. finds capacity shortages in the following areas: Mexico crossings through Nogales, Ariz., Kern District California, Salinas-Watsonville California, Santa Maria California, San Luis Valley Colorado, Upper Valley and Twin Falls-Burley District Idaho, New York state, Eastern North Carolina, Columbia Basin Washington state, Yakima Valley and Wenatchee District Washington state, and Central Wisconsin.

To learn more about how our three-times-a-week market report can help you maximize your profits, read Level Up Your Trucking Business: Target Loads in Areas Where Demand for Trucks Will Be High or Increasing. To download the Trucker Tools app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.

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